289 of 330 NFL Combine invitees were HS multi-sport athletes

For almost 20 years Tracking Football has researched the multiple sport background of football players across the nation. Year after year our studies indicate that the majority of professional and division 1 collegiate football players did not specialize in one sport during high school. Below is a summary of our 2017 NFL Combine invitee research: […]

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Super Bowl 51 rosters full of multiple sport high school athletes

For almost 20 years Tracking Football has researched the multiple sport background of football players across the nation. Year after year our studies indicate that the majority of professional and collegiate football players did not specialize in one sport during high school. Below is a summary of our 2016 Super Bowl L research: 88% of […]

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AFC Championship: High School Multiple Sports Participation

Tracking Football research finds that the 53 man rosters for the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers are full of athletes that played multiple sports in high school. Our studies continue to prove that elite football players do not specialize. Click here to see NFC Championship research. AFC Championship Rosters: 88.7% – Multi-sport 50.9% – Track […]

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NFC Championship: High School Multiple Sports Participation

Tracking Football research finds that the 53 man rosters for the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons are full of athletes that played multiple sports in high school. Our studies continue to prove that elite football players do not specialize. Click here to see AFC Championship research NFC Championship Rosters: 90.6% – Multi-sport 54.7% – […]

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88.5% 2016 NFL Draft picks played multiple sports in high school

The 2016 NFL Draft had the highest percentage of high school multiple sport athletes drafted since 2013. According to Tracking Football research, 224 out of the 253 (88.5%) draftees had also participated in a sport other than football during their high school career. Below are the participation percentages by sport: Track & Field: 148 (58.5%) Basketball: 114 […]

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Tracking Football NFL Draft Study and high school sports

As this year’s NFL Draft inches closer we take a look back at last year’s NFL Draft study and an article which used our numbers.  The article, written by Jon Styf and Mike DeFabo, examined summer sports schedules of current high school athletes and whether those schedules promote specialization and discourage multi-sport participation. See the article […]

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High school track & field athletes at 2016 NFL Combine

Recently TrackingFootball studied the high school multiple sports background of the 332 college football players invited to the 2016 NFL Combine. Below are some of the findings: Multiple Sports Overview 89% played another sport 58% were track and field athletes 48% were basketball players 11% were baseball players 5% were wrestlers Player Athletic Index Score […]

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2015 NFL Draft’s Best by High School Shot Put

Listed below are the top high school shot put performances by players drafted by the NFL this year.  The criteria to be listed required a player to have verified high school track data in the shot put.  We did not include any collegiate performances because not enough players threw shot put in college for a good comparison.  We also provided each […]

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40 Fastest players drafted by the NFL in 2015

Listed below are the Top 40 fastest players drafted by the NFL this year.  The criteria to be listed required a player to have verified high school track data in the 100 meter dash.  We did not include any collegiate times because not enough players ran track in college for a good comparison.  There are several very […]

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